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Expert AWS Development

By : Atul Mistry
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Expert AWS Development

By: Atul Mistry

Overview of this book

Expert AWS Development begins with the installation of the AWS SDK and you will go on to get hands-on experience of creating an application using the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Then, you will integrate applications with AWS services such as DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, Amazon SQS, and Amazon SWF. Following this, you will get well versed with CI/CD workflow and work with four major phases in the release process – Source, Build, Test, and Production. Then, you will learn to apply AWS Developer tools to your Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) workflow. Later, you will learn about user authentication using Amazon Cognito, and also how you can evaluate the best architecture as per your infrastructure costs. You will learn about Amazon EC2 service and will deploy an app using it. You will also deploy a practical real-world example of a CI/CD application with the Serverless Application Framework, which is known as AWS Lambda. Finally, you will learn how to build, develop, and deploy the Application using AWS Developer tools such as AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline, as per your project requirements.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Amazon EC2 best practices

Here are some of the best practices to get the maximum benefit from your Amazon EC2 instance:

  • You can use approved AMIs and not the blacklisted AMIs to launch AWS EC2 instances.
  • You can create an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) from an existing instance and save the configuration as a template. You can use this template to launch instances in the future. This instance should be encrypted to meet compliance and security requirements.
  • Make sure that you are using custom resource tags with proper naming conventions to track AWS resources.
  • Optimize cost by removing any unassociated Elastic IP addresses and unused Amazon Machine Images.
  • Take frequent backups of EBS volumes using Amazon EBS Snapshots.
  • For high availability and to handle failover, you can launch your Amazon EC2 instance inside an Auto Scaling Group.
  • You can also attach an Elastic IP address or network interface to handle the failover.
  • Make sure that you will not reach the limit set by AWS for Amazon EC2 instances....